Thank you for coming to Aviario. I know the internet is a vast place full of marvelous distracting wonders, and you chose to spend some of your time with me. That's really remarkable, in my opinion.
Ursula K. LeGuin once wrote: "The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story." By that logic, I create this marvelous, intricate world of magic and ordinary life, but you are the ones which give it the final spark. I feel like there's something very special about that: I feel my readers and I should have a connection, that you should have some greater involvement and insight into what I do than just picking up the book and falling into the pages. But how do we do this en masse?
According to Patreon's model, you can choose to support me in my work on a monthly basis, and in return, you get varying degrees of involvement in my creative process. Even if you only pledge a dollar a month, you will recieve news and other tidbits I won't put anywhere else: I treat it like my newsletter. Continuous support helps me pay for this domain, copies for book signings, shipping giveaway prizes, and more. Please have a look at my Patreon page - I've left a personal video message for you there, too. If you don't feel like making a monthly contribution, but still want to tip your Imaginative Journey Concierge, I have a tip jar located here.